The Tufts Transformative Leadership Community Presents:

Medical Device Industry: Business Strategies and Emerging Trends

An Inside Look at the End-to-End Business of Med Device Development & Commercialization

Short Course • Next Offering TBA

Gain new insights into the Medical Device ecosystem, trends, and commercialization opportunities.

Medical devices have transformed modern healthcare and become a source of hope for people across the world. Yet, rapid innovations in the field, including combination products and devices that incorporate new technologies and sophisticated software, have added complexity to the process of bringing a med device to market.

In this short course, you’ll learn about the medical device product lifecycle, how to operate within a highly regulated industry and emerging trends that are propelling the industry to deliver revolutionary health benefits to patients. You’ll gain exposure to how regulatory bodies shape med device development. You’ll analyze the practices successful med device companies leverage and gain perspective on the accelerating integration of devices, pharma, wellness, data, and AI into med-tech platforms.

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This workshop is part of the Tufts Transformative Leadership Community, a go-to resource for learning, advice and thought-provoking experiences that empowers your growth.



Key Benefits

  • Framework models for modern product development, lifecycle, regulatory and compliance processes for medical devices
  • Strategies to manage and leverage the regulatory process to efficiently and safely deliver products to market
  • Knowledge of best practices in compliance and safety
  • Insights into opportunities driven by industry trends and the increasing convergence of wellness and combination devices, and adjacent markets
  • Understanding the complex business ecosystem required to develop, manufacture, distribute and sell medical devices in the rapidly changing worldwide health markets

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for professionals who currently work in or are seeking to enter the medical device industry as well as those within the complex ecosystem that supplies, develops and commercializes med devices. It is ideally suited for those who want to:

  • Build a more comprehensive knowledge of the entire process of med device development
  • Increase their understanding of the business, operating and financial models of med device companies to pivot into product management or strategy roles
  • Help startup companies understand what it takes to bring a med device to market
  • Develop the working knowledge needed to navigate the industry’s regulatory landscape





Gain Knowledge to Navigate the Med Device Development & Regulatory Landscape

This short course provides you with the essential knowledge to make an impact in the medical device industry. Throughout the course, you will have an opportunity to take in knowledge, build your repertoire of skills, & connect with others.




Date TBA


 Virtual • Synchronous


$1,200 • Special Offers Avaialble

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Session 1: Medical Device Overview

  • What is a medical device and what’s not a medical device?
  • Understanding the changing medical device market: Who are the customers? How do you segment your market?
  • Breaking down the med device eco-system: supply chain, R&D, regulatory, commercial
  • Exploring the med device product dev, launch, support process

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Session 2: Business, Operating, and Financial Models

  • Product and market impact on business model
  • Operating models: launch strategies and end-to-end supply chain
  • Leveraging partnerships and predicate devices. Purchase for resale.
  • Financial models: Forecasting demand, GP models, COGS models, risk analysis

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Session 3: Industry Insights & Mega Trends

  • Technological trends: custom products and 3D printing, software as a medical device, combo devices
  • Regulatory and Industry Landscape: GDPR, EU MDR and Clinical Evidence
  • Digitization and things to watch in industry

Learn from Industry Leaders

John Jacobsen
Project Portfolio Governance Leader, Johnson and Johnson


Monica Pheifer
Lecturer, Engineering Management; Sr. Supply Clain Launch Manager, Johnson and Johnson


Take the next step and enroll today.

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Contact: Nancy Buczko

Director, TGI Professional Programs

(617) 627-3110

Medical Device Industry: Business Strategies and Emerging Trends

Next Offering TBA

Registration Information

Cost*: $1,200

Discount: Tufts University Alumni and Corporate Partners receive 20% off the short course fee. 

*Plus $25 registration fee accessed by Tufts University College




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